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Canadian PM visits Iraq as bomb attacks kill 13

2015-05-02 17:28

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has made a surprise visit to Iraq pledging to continue its support for the country's battle against ISIS.

Five dead in apparent Canadian murder-suicide

2015-04-22 22:21

A woman and three children under the age of nine have been found dead along with their alleged killer in an apparent murder-suicide in Canada's western plains.

Snap, crackle, pop: Study reveals secret behind knuckle-cracking

2015-04-17 14:55

Researchers say they have settled the issue of what occurs inside knuckles to trigger the familiar popping sound, thanks to magnetic resonance imaging experiments that they jokingly dubbed the 'pull my finger study'.

2 Canadian teens in court over 'terrorism' threat

2015-04-16 08:03

Two Canadian students have appeared in a Montreal court over fears they were plotting to commit crimes related to "terrorism", a report says.

3 stabbed in Vancouver, suspect killed by police

2015-04-10 16:10

Officers have shot and killed a man after three people were stabbed outside a church in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood, investigators say.

H5 bird flu found on Canada turkey farm

2015-04-07 18:29

Two turkey farms in Canada have been placed under quarantine after H5 bird flu was detected in one of them.

Canadian envoy ex-husband says son killed in US

2015-04-02 09:16

An alleged drug deal gone bad ended in a gun battle that left the teenage son of a Miami-based Canadian diplomat dead and a younger son under arrest.

Canada votes for air strikes on ISIS in Syria

2015-03-31 08:07

Canadian lawmakers have voted to extend a campaign of airstrikes against ISIS and for the first time strike at them in Syria as well as in Iraq.

25 taken to hospital after plane makes 'abrupt' landing

2015-03-29 10:56

Twenty-five people are receiving treatment in hospital after an Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and left the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials says.

Canada to extend anti-ISIS mission in Syria

2015-03-24 12:25

Canada’s PM is set to announce a one-year extension of its military mission against ISIS and expand it to include air strikes on targets in Syria, an official says.

 

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits British Columbia

2015-04-24 22:41

6.1 magnitude earthquake has hit British Columbia's north coast but no initial damage reported.

Adventurous raccoon makes 58-storey climb

2015-04-18 07:16

A death-defying raccoon has caused a sensation in Toronto for climbing a crane about 213m up a downtown skyscraper.

Fire breaks out at deep-water terminal in Canada

2015-04-17 13:58

Dark, smelly smoke from a fire at a deep-water port billowed over the town of Squamish, forcing officials to ask residents to stay indoors.

Mexico groups ask UN to list Monarch reserve as in danger

2015-04-15 16:57

Activists from Mexico, the US and Canada are asking the UN World Heritage Committee to include the Monarch butterfly wintering reserve on a list of sites considered in danger.

Cops probe death of Kate the goose

2015-04-08 20:52

Canadian police launched an investigation into the shooting death of a goose named after the Duchess of Cambridge that has left the bird's mate William and local townsfolk heartbroken.

Canada glaciers to shrink 70% by 2100

2015-04-06 22:44

The glaciers of western Canada, one of the world's most picturesque mountain regions, are likely to largely melt away over just three generations, scientists say.

Python owner charged in Canadian boys' deaths

2015-03-31 21:25

Canadian federal police have charged the owner of a python in the deaths of two young boys who were asphyxiated by the snake while they slept in 2013.

No critical injuries in Halifax crash land – Air Canada

2015-03-30 05:52

An Air Canada official says there were no critical injuries after twenty-three people were taken to hospital when an Air Canada jet was forced to crash land in heavy snow at Halifax airport, Nova Scotia.

Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing

2015-03-29 07:27

Air Canada says a flight from Toronto to Halifax has "exited" the runway at Halifax's airport upon making what the airport calls an "abrupt" landing.

Man accused of planning Toronto attack kept in custody

2015-03-16 22:36

A Pakistani man who is accused of planning to bomb the US consulate in Toronto and other targets in the city will remain in custody pending an immigration review in April, Canadian media has reported.

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